Other Spots in Gamagori

Meiji Village and Museum

This is an outdoor museum that includes 64 buildings moved here from all over Japan dating back to the Meiji Period (1867-1910).

Okazaki Castle

This castle was built in 1455 and it is where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born. The castle tower has since been restored and the castle ruins have been turned into Okazaki Park.

Toyokawa Inari

Toyokawa Inari was built in 1441 as a temple to one of the three great gods of harvest. The god is famous for being the God of Good Luck and Prosperous Sales.

Nagoya Castle

This castle was built at the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu. It was burned down during World War II. In 1959, the small and large castle towers were rebuilt, and a golden dolphin now decorates the top of the largest castle tower.

JR Central Towers

These two towers make up Nagoya station. If you have the chance, you should take a look at the view from the top of the 245 meter high panoramic observatory.

Nagoya Television Tower

The first steel tower to be built for the purpose of both sightseeing and conducting radio waves in Japan. You can see all of Nagoya from the 100 meter high observatory.

Nagoya Center of Fine Arts

There are various kinds of halls, a theatre, the Aichi Arts Museum, and the Cultural Information Center, which can be used free of charge in this multi complex arts facility.

Nagoya Boston Museum

This is a sister museum to the Boston Art Museum in the U.S.A. There are two planned displays every year as well as a five year permanent exhibition.

Atsuta Shrine

This is the second largest shrine in Japan (after Ise Shrine) and is the location for a ritual called Kusagi no Turugi, one of the three essential arts to become a member of the Imperial Family of Japan. It is also used for the Japanese Imperial house’s ceremonies.

Nagoya Port

Nagoya Port Building
On the third floor is the Nagoya Sea Museum and on the top floor is an observatory room, with a bird’s eye view of Nagoya Port.

Nagoya Aquarium
This is the biggest aquarium in the world. This facility includes a dolphin performance and a penguin tank as well as the opportunity to learn about life in the sea.


In Arimatsu there are merchant houses with beautiful lattice windows, as well as the white walled cemeteries that have kept their distinctive aperture shapes from ages past. There are more than 10 buildings that remain intact from the Edo Period in this village.

Shirakawa Village

This village is recorded as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. There are old cottages with roofs made of straw that create an atmosphere of ancient Japan.


This is an old city that has retained so much of its original atmosphere that it is called Little Kyoto. It is situated in the highlands so it has beautiful autumn leaves, and in the winter it is covered with snow. Here you can enjoy a typical Japanese atmosphere.

Gujo Village and Gujo Dancing

This festival has a 400 year old history and is one of the three Japanese folk dances. The festival continues for two months and from August 13th to 16th, there is dancing all through the night.

Cormorant Fishing in Nagara River in Gifu City

Cormorant birds have a special gift of being able to catch fish, and this kind of fishing has existed for 1300 years.

Ise Shrine

It is said that this shrine was built 2000 years ago. It is the location for a ritual called Yota Nokagi, one of the three essential arts to become a member of the Imperial Family of Japan.

Shima Spanish Village Parque Espana

You can experience Spain while eating, enjoying yourself, and doing some sightseeing. This amusement park is full of lively and cheerful Spanish charm.